Cover Image: Zambezi Mubala Lodge, Bee Eaters.
Perfect for wildlife lovers, this twelve day trip through the northern regions of the country, offers plenty of time to observe & savour Namibia’s wildlife. Explore Okonjima Reserve, Etosha National Park and the national parks in the Zambezi Region. The vastly different characters of these two areas provide a well-rounded, wonderfully varied, and exciting journey.
Departing from your hotel or airport in Windhoek, travel North, to your first location, Okonjima Nature Reserve, a wildlife conservation and rehabilitation centre run by a non-profit organization called the AfriCat Foundation, where you have an excellent opportunity to observe leopard and cheetah. Next up is a drive Northwards to Etosha National Park for 3 nights. With the combination of savannah, woodland and the numerous waterholes, wildlife viewing can be very rewarding here. Ornithologists can be on the lookout for some of the 340 bird species that can be found in the park. Continue North East, to the Okavango River, where you spend 2 nights in this lush green oasis whilst river birds fly up between the reeds. Onward to the Zambezi region, where a wilder Africa calls. A sanctuary for wildlife, Bwabwata National Park and its surrounds provide countless photographic opportunities, staying for 2 nights on the Kwando River. Heading further East to the floodplains of the Chobe River, adjacent to Chobe National Park, where it’s possible to spot elephants, buffalo and water-adapted antelope, like sitatunga at different times of the year, for 2 nights before heading on to the mighty Zambezi River, where the life-affirming calls of fish eagles resound through the day and you spend your final 2 nights of this tour. This region is home to over 450 species of birds, which fill the air with sound, activity and colour. Drop your hire car at the local airport and a flight back to Windhoek completes your journey.
• 1 nights at Okonjima Plains Camp
A comfortable & rustic lodge situated within the Okonjima Nature Reserve. This comfortable and affordable property offers a variety of activities and experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
• 2 nights at Etosha Oberland Lodge
A boutique safari lodge offering comfort and privacy, where guests can relax on their private terrace with views over the savannah or cool off in the infinity pool during the heat of the day. Activities include game drives in the Etosha National Park, as well as guided walks to observe wildlife.
• 1 night at Mushara Lodge
Located in it’s own 2,500 hectare private reserve, on the eastern boundary of Etosha National Park, Mushara Lodge is a comfortable lodge for exploring Etosha National Park.
• 1 night at Hakusembe River Lodge
A lush green oasis on the banks of the Okavango River. Absorb river peace from one of the chalets, take a sunset boat cruise or just relax on the deck listening to the sounds of the birds and nature all around.
• 2 nights at Namushasha River Lodge
Designed in true African style with a wooden chandelier and carved animals, this attractive lodge is set between the trees on the banks of the Kwando River.
• 2 nights at Chobe River Camp
Inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape, Chobe River Camp sits in solitude on the banks of the Chobe River, where guests can immerse themselves in the natural beauty that surrounds them.
• 2 nights at Zambezi Mubala Lodge
A secret river hideaway on the shores of the mighty Zambezi. Guests cruise downriver, where the birds are often joined by the occasional hippo or crocodile, baking in the shallow waters along the banks.
• Departs on Sat / Mon / Wed
Although it is possible to book this tour as shown above, it is entirely customisable. We can add or delete days, change the accommodation used and generally design the tour to suit your individual requirements. Contact Us to discuss your travel requirements.
Travelling by road is a great opportunity to appreciate the outstanding landscape & scenery that Namibia has to offer, however it is always important to take things slowly when required and it is not advisable to travel after dark. If you do not like the idea of driving yourself, we can arrange for a Guide to drive you or arrange transport by air. Contact one of our team to discuss your travel requirements.